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12.07.2022

On July 1st, 2022, Czechia took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for 6 months. Under the slogan “rethink, rebuild, repower”, the Czech programme details the 5 main challenges it will tackle until the end of the year: solidarity with Ukraine, energy security, Europe’s defence, economic resilience...

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06.07.2022

Today the report by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) was adopted in plenary by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  The report incorporates suggestions and recommendations for a more ambitious implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan proposed by Cooperatives Europe earlier this year. We would...
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10.12.2021

On Thursday, December 9, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Action Plan on Social Economy (SEAP)   The Action Plan aims at creating a favourable ecosystem for social economy actors in Europe to thrive. It proposes key measures on accessing finance, visibility, regulatory frameworks and is organised around three main...
Cooperatives Europe amplifies SDG Watch Europe’s input on education & sustainability

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23.07.2021

At the end of last week, Cooperatives Europe endorsed the SDG Watch Europe input to the planned Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability. The report comes as a response to the Commission’s public consultation and its planned commitments to mainstream environmental sustainability perspectives in education and training. As an SDG...
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10.06.2021

New EU budget on international development recognises the added value of cooperatives On the 9th of June, the European Parliament approved the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – Global Europe,  concluding the tripartite negotiations between the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament This instrument will...